QB Josh McCown retires after 16 NFL seasons
NEW YORK (AP) — Josh McCown was sometimes the starting quarterback, often the backup — and always among the most-respected and well-liked players in whatever locker room he was in.
Jets sign QB Trevor Siemian as Sam Darnold’s backup
NEW YORK (AP) — Trevor Siemian has joined the Jets to be Sam Darnold's backup.
The veteran quarterback signed a one-year deal Wednesday with New York , which was in the market for an...
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Jets team up to donate $800,000 to social justice causes
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets players, coaches and ownership have teamed up to commit to donating $800,000 to social justice causes.
The team announced Thursday that funds will be given to five nonprofit organizations that focus on combating social inequality and reducing barriers to opportunities for people.
Jets’ Darnold attributes his improvement to watching McCown
NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Darnold despised the thought of not playing. He was frustrated his injured right foot wouldn't let him.
So, for three games, the New York Jets rookie quarterback tried to be productive during his time away from the huddle. Darnold focused on Josh McCown and how the 39-year-old prepared every day.
He listened. And, learned.
Darnold is now playing the best football of his young NFL — and he knows the reason.
Bowles mum on Jets starter, but all signs point to Darnold
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets' starting quarterback against the Buffalo Bills is ... still to be determined.
All signs indicate it will be rookie Sam Darnold under center after he was a full participant at practice all week following missing three games with a strained right foot. Coach Todd Bowles declined, however, to announce Friday whether it will be Darnold or Josh McCown.
"We'll decide that on Sunday," Bowles said. "Between him and Josh, they both had good weeks."
Jets’ Darnold fully practices, on track to start vs. Bills
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold is one step closer to returning from his foot injury.
The New York Jets rookie quarterback was a full participant at practice Wednesday, putting him on track to start at Buffalo against the Bills on Sunday.
"That's the goal," Darnold said. "I'm really excited about this week and where we're headed. I'm really excited about how I felt today, so as of right now, I'm really excited about hopefully getting a chance to play on Sunday."
Jets’ Darnold getting timing right, could start vs. Bills
NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Darnold's return to the huddle for the Jets could come Sunday.
The rookie quarterback will be monitored in practice this week before the team determines whether he will start against the Buffalo Bills. The first test will be whether he practices fully Wednesday when the Jets get back to work.
"That remains to be seen," coach Todd Bowles said during a conference call Monday. "I expect him to be out there. We'll evaluate him as he goes out there."
Josh McCown goes again for Jets with Darnold still sidelined
Josh McCown is starting his third straight game for the New York Jets against the Tennessee Titans with rookie quarterback Sam Darnold out again because of an injured foot.
Darnold returned to practice this week. But the rookie was limited, and the Jets are giving him another week to heal up.
Seattle will be without starting defensive tackle Shamar Stephen against San Francisco. Stephen was listed as questionable with a foot injury. Seattle also is without defensive end Rasheem Green.
Jets’ Darnold questionable vs. Titans, McCown full practice
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Todd Bowles is running the quarterback sneak until Sunday.
The New York Jets coach declined Friday to announce whether Sam Darnold or Josh McCown will start at Tennessee against the Titans.
Darnold is questionable as he recovers from a strained right foot, while McCown was a full participant at practice after being limited during the previous two practices because of back and right hand ailments.
Jets QBs Darnold, McCown limited again at practice
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets' starting QB is TBD for Sunday.
Sam Darnold and Josh McCown were both limited at practice for the second straight day, leaving it uncertain who will be under center at Tennessee.
Coach Todd Bowles said Thursday that Darnold, McCown and Davis Webb each had snaps and ran the offense during drills.
"We'll see who's the healthiest," Bowles said. "All of them are taking reps right now and we'll make that decision as the week goes."
Jets’ McCown has sore thumb, Darnold uncertain to practice
NEW YORK (AP) — Josh McCown might be in for at least one more start for the New York Jets.
The 39-year-old quarterback banged his hand on a helmet, causing a cut during New York's 27-13 loss to New England on Sunday. He had a heavy wrap on his hand as he left the locker room, but it isn't expected to keep him out of practice Wednesday.
Jets’ McCown to start 2nd straight for injured Darnold
NEW YORK (AP) — Josh McCown is stepping in for Sam Darnold again.
And, this matchup will be one for the aged.
The 39-year-old veteran quarterback will start Sunday for the New York Jets against the New England Patriots, the second game in a row during which McCown will be under center in place of the injured Darnold. McCown and 41-year-old Tom Brady will be the second-oldest QB combo in NFL history at 80 years, 258 days.
Jets’ Darnold sits out again, appears unlikely vs. Patriots
NEW YORK (AP) — Jets rookie quarterback Sam Darnold sat out team drills for a second straight day of practice, increasing the likelihood he'll sit out against New England on Sunday.
Darnold strained his right foot against Miami on Nov. 4 and didn't play the following week against Buffalo. Josh McCown will start in Darnold's place again if the youngster is unable to play.
Jets QB Darnold suits up for practice, but sits out again
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold had his jersey and helmet back on, a positive sign for the New York Jets rookie quarterback.
He still sat out team drills again Wednesday, making it more likely that he'll miss his second straight game.
Darnold suited up for practice for the first time since injuring his right foot nearly three weeks ago, and coach Todd Bowles said he's progressing. But it's uncertain if he'll be healthy enough to play Sunday against New England.
Jets QB Sam Darnold sits out team’s first practice after bye
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold is out of his walking boot and has started jogging. Next step for the New York Jets quarterback: getting back on the field.
Darnold sat out the team's first practice after its bye-week break while he continues to recover from a foot strain.
The rookie wore a green Jets cap and sweats as practice began Monday, and mostly watched from the side while Josh McCown and Davis Webb threw passes in individual drills.
Jets QB Sam Darnold sits out team’s first practice after bye
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold is sitting out the team's first practice after its bye-week break while he continues to recover from a foot strain.
The rookie wore a green Jets cap and sweats as practice began Monday, and he mostly watched from the side while Josh McCown and Davis Webb threw passes in individual drills. He is no longer wearing a boot on his right foot.
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Jets promote QB Davis Webb, place TE Neal Sterling on IR
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed quarterback Davis Webb from the practice squad and placed tight end Neal Sterling on season-ending injured reserve.
Webb will serve as the backup to Josh McCown on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills. Rookie starter Sam Darnold is sidelined with a strained right foot , so the 39-year-old McCown is starting in his place.
Jets’ Darnold doubtful vs. Bills, unlikely to back up McCown
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Take a seat, Sam. You're sitting this one out.
New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold was listed as doubtful Friday for the team's game against Buffalo on Sunday, making it highly unlikely he will serve as Josh McCown's backup.
Jets’ McCown to start vs. Bills for injured Darnold
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Josh McCown is going from mentor to starter this week for the New York Jets.
The 39-year-old quarterback will be under center Sunday against the Buffalo Bills in place of injured rookie Sam Darnold, who's sidelined with a strained right foot.
"I'm ready to rule him out as a starter for this week," coach Todd Bowles said of Darnold on Thursday. "I don't know if I'll rule him out yet for the game."
Jets’ Darnold tops list of youngest QBs to start an opener
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold's first snap for the New York Jets on Monday night will be one for the record books.
The rookie will become the youngest quarterback to start a season opener in the Super Bowl era — since the 1966 season — at 21 years and 97 days old at kickoff against the Lions in Detroit.
Jets QB Darnold to make NFL history Monday against Lions
DETROIT (AP) — Sam Darnold is about to make NFL history.
The New York Jets plan to have the 21-year-old rookie start Monday in Detroit, making him the youngest quarterback to do so in an opener since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger. And just to put Darnold in the spotlight a little more, he is set to become the first rookie quarterback to start a season opener on "Monday Night Football."
Bowles won’t name starting QB after Jets lose 10-9 to Eagles
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sam Darnold watched the preseason finale from the sideline like most starters, but Jets coach Todd Bowles isn't ready to name the rookie his No. 1 quarterback.
"I haven't made a decision or talked to anybody about it," Bowles said after New York's 10-9 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night.
Bowles has idea who Jets’ QB will be _ but he’s not saying
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Todd Bowles has a secret — and he's not letting on at all.
The only thing is, everyone has a pretty good idea what it is.
The New York Jets coach won't say who his starting quarterback will be this season, despite all signs appearing to point to rookie Sam Darnold.
"I definitely won't do it today," Bowles said Sunday of an official announcement. "Sometime next week ... maybe."
Jets waive-injured WR Whitehead, sign QB Wolford
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have waived-injured wide receiver Lucky Whitehead and signed quarterback John Wolford.
Whitehead didn't practice last week or play in the preseason game against the Giants on Friday night because of an undisclosed injury. He played his first two NFL seasons with Dallas before being claimed by New York off waivers last summer.
Whitehead was waived-injured by the Jets last September and was signed to their practice squad two months later.
Jets’ McCown still leads, competes even as Darnold emerges
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Josh McCown is still No. 1 on the New York Jets' quarterback depth chart. At this point, though, he might as well be No. 100.
With each practice, it appears increasingly likely that rookie Sam Darnold will be the starter when the regular season kicks off in three weeks. Not that McCown has done anything on the field to hurt his chances of retaining the job.
Jets’ Darnold one of most impressive rookies McCown has seen
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Josh McCown has seen many rookies step into the white-hot spotlight of the NFL and struggle.
The veteran New York Jets quarterback has also watched some youngsters thrive in the pressure, so he could be considered a bit of an expert on the topic.
That's why it says a lot when McCown raves about Sam Darnold, the No. 3 overall pick who's considered the future of the franchise.
Rookie Sam Darnold starts at QB for Jets at Redskins
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Rookie Sam Darnold is starting at quarterback for the New York Jets in their preseason game at the Washington Redskins.
The third overall pick was the third QB to play in the Jets' preseason opener against the Atlanta Falcons. Darnold was 13 of 18 for 96 yards and a touchdown.
Darnold, Bridgewater make cases to be Jets’ starting QB
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets' already intriguing quarterback competition just got a lot more interesting.
Thanks to a poised Sam Darnold. And a sharp and healthy Teddy Bridgewater.
Josh McCown is still No. 1 on the depth chart, but the other two quarterbacks made big-time statements in the Jets' 17-0 preseason-opening victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Friday night.
Jets get strong QB play against sluggish Falcons, win 17-0
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold sparkled in his NFL debut, Teddy Bridgewater looked sharp and healthy, and the New York Jets earned the franchise's first preseason home shutout by beating the sluggish Atlanta Falcons 17-0 on Friday night.
Darnold shines, Bridgewater sharp as Jets top Falcons 17-0
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold jogged onto the field for his NFL debut and was greeted by butterflies in his stomach and cheers in the stands.
The anxiety quickly faded. The buzz only got louder.
Darnold sparkled in his NFL debut and made a strong initial case to win the Jets' starting quarterback job as he helped lead New York to a 17-0 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Friday night.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets' three-man quarterback competition could last the entire summer.
Coach Todd Bowles is in no hurry to make his decision on whether it will be Josh McCown, Teddy Bridgewater or Sam Darnold under center as the starter in the team's regular-season opener at Detroit on Sept. 10.
Jets’ tight ends in tightly contested competition
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets will spend the next few weeks sorting through their intriguing quarterback situation, with Sam Darnold, Josh McCown and Teddy Bridgewater the clear focus of attention.
But the tight ends are in perhaps the most tightly contested competition of camp.
New York has a group of five mostly unheralded players trying to win roster spots and be among the guys catching passes from whoever ends up under center this season.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Still no sign of Sam Darnold.
The No. 3 overall draft pick sat out of New York Jets camp for the second straight day in a contract impasse that has already lasted longer than most expected.
Darnold is expected to compete with Josh McCown and Teddy Bridgewater for the starting quarterback job once he's under contract. But he and Chicago linebacker Roquan Smith, the No. 8 choice, remain the only unsigned picks from the entire NFL draft.
Jets Training Camp Capsule
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OPEN CAMP: July 26, Atlantic Health Jets Training Center, Florham Park, New Jersey
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The grizzled veteran. The comeback kid. The hotshot rookie.
The New York Jets' quarterback competition is an intriguing mix of experience, charisma and hype with Josh McCown, Teddy Bridgewater and Sam Darnold all going for the starting job this summer.
And any of the three could end up under center when the regular season begins in September.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Three members of the Players Coalition and New York Jets owner Chris Johnson have sent a letter to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and other state officials urging passage of comprehensive bail reform.
The letter released Thursday is signed by Johnson and players Josh McCown and Kelvin Beachum of the Jets, and Demario Davis of the Saints. Davis is a former Jet. They cited the need for action on pretrial reform in the eight remaining days of the 2018 legislative session.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have waived quarterback Bryce Petty, parting ways with their 2015 fourth-round draft pick after three seasons.
The move Thursday comes a week after the Jets drafted USC quarterback Sam Darnold with the No. 3 overall pick.
New York currently has four quarterbacks on its roster, including Darnold, Josh McCown, Teddy Bridgewater and Christian Hackenberg.
Jets’ Josh McCown signs $10 million contract while waiting for Chick-fil-A
What better way to celebrate a $10 million dollar contract than with a fast-food dinner.
Quarterback Josh McCown re-upped with the New York Jets signing a one-year deal with the team. He'll likely be the back-up to former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, who the Jets also recently added with a one-year deal.
NEW YORK (AP) — Teddy Bridgewater is getting a fresh start in a new place that suddenly has a crowded quarterbacks room — and could be adding another signal caller soon.
The New York Jets signed the former Minnesota Vikings star to a one-year contract, making the deal official Sunday.
Josh McCown signs new contract with New York Jets in Chick-fil-A drive-thru
The New York Jets retained free agent quarterback Josh McCown on a one-year contract worth $10 million. He spent the first few dollars of that deal at Chick-fil-A.
The 38-year-old quarterback tweeted a photo of him writing his electronic signature on his phone to sign his new contract:
No better time to sign a deal with @nyjets then waiting on some @ChickfilA Photocred: Aiden McCown pic.twitter.com/fy6aNOgQpE Josh McCown (@JoshMcCown12) March 14, 2018
Jets fly into free agency with flurry of activity
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets kicked off free agency with a furious frenzy.
After losing out on the Kirk Cousins sweepstakes, they brought back Josh McCown on a one-year deal worth $10 million on Wednesday. They also agreed to terms with former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater — also on a one-year contract, according to published reports.
Jets bringing back QB Josh McCown on 1-year deal
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets are calling an audible and turning to a familiar face as their backup plan at quarterback.
Josh McCown agreed Tuesday on a one-year deal to return to the Jets, agent Mike McCartney announced on Twitter.
The Jets were believed to be one of the primary potential suitors for free-agent prize Kirk Cousins, but the former Washington quarterback is visiting Minnesota on Wednesday.
Vikings quarterback exodus: Case Keenum, Sam Bradford and Teddy Bridgewater head out of Minnesota
A clean slate of Vikings quarterbacks is clearing the way for Kirk Cousins.
Case Keenum, Teddy Bridgewater and Sam Bradford all agreed to terms Tuesday with new teams, marking the official end of their tenures in Minnesota, league sources told the Star Tribune.
Unrestricted free agents cant officially sign with other teams until 3 p.m. Wednesday afternoon when the new league year begins.
Jets head into offseason with finding a QB top priority
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Priority No. 1 for the New York Jets this offseason: Find a starting quarterback.
Sure, that seems obvious, but it's an issue that doesn't have a simple solution. And, mainly because the answer might not be on the current roster.
Petty remains Jets starter, but could Hackenberg see action?
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — There's a chance that Christian Hackenberg could — finally — make his regular-season debut for the New York Jets.
Well, maybe. Or, maybe not.
So, stay tuned.
Coach Todd Bowles reiterated Wednesday that Bryce Petty remains the Jets' starting quarterback and will be under center against the New England Patriots on Sunday. But Bowles also did not rule out Hackenberg seeing his first action in a regular-season game.
Jets’ Petty enters second start of year looking for progress
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The numbers were far from pretty, and some of the tape wasn't much better.
But Bryce Petty saw positives in his first start of the season as the New York Jets' quarterback. And so did offensive coordinator John Morton.
Now, it's all about progress as Petty prepares to face the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.
Young QBs getting hurt too often in NFL
Carson Wentz , knee.
Ryan Tannehill, knee.
Andrew Luck, shoulder.
Derek Carr, leg.
Trevor Siemian, shoulder.
Teddy Bridgewater, knee.
Deshaun Watson, knee.
Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston, assorted.
That's a short list of young quarterbacks who have either missed action this season or wound up on the NFL's injured reserve.